Doklam tension ends with the withdrawal of Indian troops
India has finally withdrawn its troops from Doklam ending the tensions of weeks between the two Asian giants. China Monday said that India has withdrawn troops from a disputed Himalayan border area, ending a tense stand-off lasting weeks. The foreign ministry in Beijing said it was pleased that "trespassing Indian personnel have all pulled back to the Indian side of the boundary", reported BBC. India's foreign ministry confirmed troops were "disengaging" at Doklam after agreement between the countries. The row began in midJune when India said it opposed a Chinese attempt to extend a border road on the plateau. The tension ended a week before a visit to China by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The plateau, which lies at a junction between China, the north-eastern Indian state of Sikkim and the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, is disputed between Beijing and Bhutan. India had sent its troops to support Bhutan. Earlier, China made clear it would "continue its sovereignty rights" in the area. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Chinese troops had verified on ground that Indian personnel had withdrawn Monday morning. Chinese state media interpreted the withdrawal of Indian troops from Doklam as a clear win, referring to Indian troops as "trespassing". With the end of tension, risk of war between India and China has ended for now.